Category Archives: Carers

Understand, act: Becoming a Dementia Friend for World Friendship Day

Did you know 30 July was World Friendship Day? Many of us consider ourselves a friend to someone or many people infact, but have you ever stopped to consider what friendship truly is? Or how you could be doing more … Continue reading

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Changing what’s wrong to what’s strong Better Lives Leeds and co-production

This week is Co-production Week – a celebration of the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and the contribution of people who use services to improving and developing those services. It’s all about working with people, through an equal partnership with … Continue reading

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Hip, hip hooray for the volunteers during Volunteer Week at Leeds Crossgates Good Neighbours Scheme

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June, celebrating the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. Jane Robinson from Cross Gates and District Good Neighbours’ Scheme CIO tells us more about … Continue reading

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Caring about caring – better services, new ways of working

In Leeds we are committed to making that sure care users and their loved ones can be confident their care is both sustainable and high quality. Councillor Rebecca Charlwood, Leeds City Council executive member for health, wellbeing and adults highlights … Continue reading

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Happy, healthy birthday to a hidden gem

The Leeds health and care world is large and complex, with thousands of people working and volunteering in roles which keep people healthier and happier. Heading north from the centre of the city, up Harrogate Road, you might never realise … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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Caring Across Generations

The Care Quality Commission is keen to raise awareness of the resources available to carers to help them make informed decisions about care and this is behind the new #CaringAcrossGenerations campaign. A growing number of people are now caring across … Continue reading

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